Firestone 2hp 10A130 restoration project

Plankwalker

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The flywheel is off. It took most of the day, but I am super happy about the condition of the ignition coil. It looks brand new.
The carb is all cleaned up. I just need a small parallel slotted screwdriver to get the main jet out before I put it all back together.
I posted a youtube video with the Flywheel removal.
I hope to do weekly additions during the restoration.

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Making progress. Piston and crank shaft are removed and I am cleaning parts. Almost ready to start masking parts and packing them up for delivery to a guy I know for blasting and priming.
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I am going to add a vent to my garage this weekend. The fumes are making me light-headed. Sorry for the crappy audio on the first youtube video. Here is episode 2:
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I opted to strip and prime the engine parts myself. I started with a 6" brass wire wheel and I will follow up with some buffing to smooth out the surface. Not to a mirror finish, but just to a create a smooth paint finish.
I have order high heat primer and paint and some additional sanding tips for the Dremel to get into some of the tiny corners.
I will likely use bono to fill some of the divots in the propeller.
I have been researching some ways to take the dents out of the gas tank. I will try a technique called paintless dent removal or PDR. I hope it works.
 

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Pulling the dents out of the gas tank did NOT work. That just means I will be filling them with a combination of epoxy and bondo. Check out my failed attempts here.
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Sorry for not posting any updates for awhile. My time is split between work and family, and sometimes I decide to take a pee with the extra minute I have of free time. I have been slowly working on the dents in the gas tank. It is a slow process of applying epoxy and sanding it smooth. I am almost done.

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